Emotionally charged, intriguing, and very addictive…
Award-winning Towles employs a keenly observant eye, wonderfully atmospheric setting, and striking characterization in her latest, featuring an inquisitive, clever, and curious private investigator. When PI-in-training Brock Janoff is forced to deliver a single envelope to a luxury hotel lobby in exchange for $1 Million, every instinct tells him to deliver the envelope and be done with the job. But a tragic incident changes everything, and Brock finds himself caught in the middle of a global conspiracy linked to a WW2 era secret society. The novel works both as a literary cozy mystery and as a political action thriller: it’s smart, perfectly paced, and wonderfully atmospheric. There is tension, old secrets, violence, and a dash of romance, and the central plot is tightly woven and winding. But the main attraction here is human connection: Towles captures the intricacies of familial ties and the foibles of the human heart with aplomb—the brothers’ endearing bond with each other as well as with Lacy is filled with real heart and soul. A winding journey with unforgettable characters.
Expected pub date November 30, 2022